Tash Aw

Born in Taipei, Taiwan, to Malaysian parents, Tash Aw grew up in Kuala Lumpur before coming to England to study law and then moving to London to write. He is the author of three novels: The Harmony Silk Factory, Map of the Invisible World, and Five Star Billionaire. His first book was awarded both the Costa First Novel Award and a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Novel, and he has twice been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize.